Since I brought back a ton of books from AWP, I am in the middle of reading several at once. Isn't that how all poets and writers read? I have just finished Tasty Other by Katie Manning. I really liked this book and will be writing a review of it but for the moment - just know that I gave it a 5 start rating on Goodreads and I highly recommend it.
I have so much to do since I've been back and I came home feeling a new cold coming on within 24 hours of getting back and I think I'm over it now and finally got my taxes out of the way.
Perhaps for the next few weeks I need to post here just as a matter of self accountability.
Portland is weird. That's what they kept telling us. On signs, On bumper stickers, and there actually is something weird about about being told over and over without asking. It's kind of like Donald Trump saying one of the many things her repeats emphatically without any foundation and no one asked. It makes you a little specious.
I believe I brought home a cold from Portland. I have suffered through an upper respiratory thing that kept reoccurring in January and February. This feels just like it did and I am going to blame it on being among some 13,000 to 14,000 writers, or other miscellaneous people I came in contact with. It's the runny nose, drainage, cough crap that hates me and I hate it. I will not consider this among the SWAG that I brought home.
I have chiropractor tonight and I am going to stop there on the way home before urgent care.
I feel like I have a lot more to say about Portland, but I will save it for later. I'm back, I'm alive, I'm sick.
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings